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ESI MAYA44e PCIe Audio Interface Express Card   

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The ESI MAYA44e is a high-quality 24-bit/96kHz 4-in/4-out PCIe audio interface. The MAYA44e card delivers powerful and amazing features optimized for...Click To Read More About This Product

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4-in/4-out PCIe audio interface with 24-bit/96 kHz AD/DA conversion, DirectWIRE support, and more.

The ESI MAYA44e is a high-quality 24-bit/96kHz 4-in/4-out PCIe audio interface. The MAYA44e card delivers powerful and amazing features optimized for DJ applications or for home recording on a professional quality level. The PCIe soundcard can easily be employed by home users making their first steps in computer audio as well as by professionals who produce music on a budget. They MAYA44e express card is great for anyone looking for a professional, yet affordable, PCIe audio interface.

The ESI MAYA44e soundcard provides 2 stereo analog line inputs, 2 stereo line outputs, a microphone input with +48V phantom power and preamp, a Hi-Z guitar instrument input, a MIDI I/O interface with 16 input and 16 output channels. It also has an optical and coaxial S/PDIF output and a coaxial S/PDIF input (via the included breakout cable).

MAYA44e PCIe audio interface comes with a powerful software package that allows you to start using the hardware right out of the box. The main item provided on a separate DVD is Cubase LE 4 from Steinberg that runs perfectly under Windows XP and Windows Vista. The music production system sets a new standard for integrated music production software by combining powerful audio and MIDI recording, synthesis, editing, mixing, and effects.

In addition to the main software, the MAYA44e express card also ships with plug-ins including the LFX 1310 multi FX effect plugin from Luxonix, Tassman ESI from AAS, the ESI Bovbjerg Piano, the ESI Atti-Tube bass guitar amp simulator, the ESI FX pack with 7 different effect processors, the Studio Devil BVC guitar amplifier from Gallo Engineering and a few other third party plug-ins.

  • 24-bit/96kHz A/D converter and 24-bit/96kHz D/A converter
  • 4 simultaneous input and 4 simultaneous output channels
  • Microphone preamp with +48V phantom power
  • Hi-Z instrument input to directly input guitar signals
  • Simultaneous full-duplex recording and playback
  • S/PDIF coaxial and optical output, S/PDIF coaxial input
  • PCIe x1 interface card, works in x1 and x16 PCIe slots
  • Full DirectWIRE support
  • Low-latency EWDM driver: MME, WDM, DirectSound, and ASIO 2.0 support
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP/Vista 32-bit/Vista 64-bit

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from Canada

I bought this card (ESI Maya44e) after close to a year of research and testing other interfaces. It's been a real mixed bag. The drivers are far more useful than the previous interfaces I've used (Yamaha, Sek'd/Magix, M-Audio) the card is fast and seems stable, however I bought this card for not only general recording but also midi triggering. Recording is satisfactory though the stereo imagine could be better. Midi, any midi however is 100% useless. I've learned too later there is a known issue but if you need midi, skip this card period.


Rock Solid - Great Quality

By Karma-laSn9

from USA

This card is simply great. The audio quality is much better than other PCI type cards I have owned (Yamaha, M-Audio, E-MU, Creative). Dead quiet. Outstanding stereo image. Drivers loaded perfectly. DirectWire feature is VERY handy.

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